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Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial PorterVictory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter

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4,133 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,133
Reviews: 959
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 760
Gots: 828 | FT: 62
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Imperial Porter"

(Beer added by: radshoesbro on 03-17-2009)
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

ebrifan, Jul 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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Photo of Ri0
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

poured 22oz bottle into snifter

A - A beautiful deep, dark coffee fudge color with an impressive 2 finger mocha colored head. A nice collar stays on my glass and there is a plethora of lacing.

S - Tons of roasted coffee and bakers chocolate. Nice smooth hints of French Vanilla and dabs of milk chocolate.

T - I get a wave of bitterness and coffee right away that gives way to a creamy dark chocolate and mild vanilla flavor. Even some sweet caramel in the middle. Very roasty and bitter on the finish. This is like a hopped up RIS!

M - Big, rich, and smooth body and very nice carbonation. It's a sipper, but goes down so easy with a linger of bitterness.

O - Very nice Porter that reminds of Espresso Oak Aged Yeti and Stone Espresso RIS, but with subtle vanilla and caramel. One of the best Imperial Porters I have had. And I've had some nice ones from Tyranena.

Ri0, Jul 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

sd123, Jul 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

TheTinDoor, Jul 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

BullBearHawk, Jul 04, 2013
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2/5  rDev -54.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

found this at Moe's Center Street beer store in Jupiter, Fla .

not having tried this porter style ale after searching all the shelves for new one's we added this to this evening's taste session again.

poured into a Seirra Nevada pint glass served around 55°

taste:coffee,vanilla to the nose, however when sipping some, hit with strong coffee,chocolate flavors, not what you'd expect from roasted barley however kind of a instant coffee taste if you like cuban coffee cortaditas, the bittering in the finish not from hops, but from the unsweetened chocalate & coffee.
this ale overwhelming, viscous appearance
really tough to call this a porter as it's really a black coffee bitter stout ..rather potent one at that.

this could be served as a desert type ale if that's what they intended????

naaa this isnt pleasant to drink, obnoxious glorpy cacaraca

like you're to assume ? or beat me, make me like it ?

this ale is like in your face coming and going , we'll pass on the next purchase
to call this an enjoyable beer ? no not really it just doesn't taste good even with all the flavors firing off at different times start to finish
tastes like a bad medicine

i homebrew ale, it has to taste good or i wont make it.

ale1, Jul 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.09/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter from a 22 oz bomber.

A - Pours a deep brown with ruby hues. Appears black in the glass. Very small mocha head with light lace.

S - Strong roasted coffee with a hint of vanilla and alcohol.

T - The coffee flavor coats the palate with a bitter cocoa presence. Slight hint of vanilla and bitter hops in the finish. Alcohol is well hidden considering the abv.

M - Thick bodied with low carbonation. Very smooth finish.

O - Definetly what comes to mind when thinking of an imperial coffee porter. I would have liked a more noticeable vanilla presence, but overall it is what it says it is. This will be an awesome beer to have during the winter!

beeragent, Jul 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - absolutely pitch black. Pours a single finger mocha- brown head.

S - tons of chocolate right up front. Some coffee, roasted malt, bread. Looking for the vanilla and not finding it.

T - roasted malts, dark chocolate / cacao, coffee, bourbon. Again, not much vanilla. Little but of sweetness. Alcohol is well integrated.

M - not as viscous or syrupy as one might think. Relatively nice finish but not as much of a lingering aftertaste.

O- one of my favorites given the price and availability. Nothing mind blowing but a really solid late night dessert beer.

EliotRosewater, Jul 01, 2013
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Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,133 ratings.